KAMPALA-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: Journalist Moses Mugalula commonly known as Tim will spend the next two weeks in Kitalya Prison having been remanded there on Tuesday after a charge of slandering by use of computer misuse and cyber harrassment.
He was remanded by a Buganda road magistrate after a defamation case was brought against him by a fellow journalist attached to Vision group, Ruth Faith Nakanwagi ( now a councilor representing Kireka ward to Wakiso District).
It is alleged Mugalula went into a brawl with Nakanwagi nearly a year ago and during the exchanges on the Uganda Journalists’ Association WhatsApp group, Mugalula defamed Nakanwagi.
In what became and a bitter row, it is alleged that at one point Mugalula refered to Nakanwagi as his former girlfriend who during sex sessions would behave awkwardly, as if she was possessed by spirits. Mugalula is also alleged to have refered to Nakanwagi as “very dry, Stony and Sandy”.
At the court on Tuesday after mention of the case in the magistrates Chambers, Mugalula’s lawyers asked for bail but was denied even with the ready sureties who included journalists.
There was a point when Nakanwagi reportedly rammed into the lawyer reprenting Mugalula and asked him “are you the one sent by my friend Lawyer Nsibambi?”. Mugalula’s lawyer responded negatively and Nakanwagi apologised for a mistaken identity. Then later came a red lipped lady common in the Chambers of the said Nsibambi. She had talks with Nakanwagi before both left the court precincts and Mugalula later driven away to Kitalya.
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